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iOS 5 iPad and iPhone App Development (Fall 2011)

by Stanford

This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.

Course Description

The lectures and materials in this course are based on iOS 5. They remain available for reference and archival purposes. For the latest course taught on iOS 7 please check out Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPhone and iPad.

Updated for iOS 5. Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platform using the iOS SDK. User interface designs for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multi-touch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller paradigm, memory management, Objective-C programming language. Other topics include: object-oriented database API, animation, multi-threading and performance considerations.

Prerequisites: C language and programming experience at the level of 106B (Programming Abstractions) or X. Recommended: UNIX, object-oriented programming, graphical toolkits

Offered by Stanford’s School of Engineering, the course will last ten weeks and include both the lecture videos and PDF documents. Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Customer Reviews

Great course

Great content, explanations are clear and concise. As the descriptions says, a background in programming is necessary to fully understand this course. I hope Stanford will continue publish some of their software courses online.


This is a very good course to get used to the iOS development concepts, Objective C and the new XCode 4 user interface, where are the buttons and other stuff.
Paul Hegarty has a very good background in OOP, you can see how he use the OOP terms in his classes.
He knows pretty well the Xcode User Interface.
He likes to do a lot in 1 line of code; that's good however sometimes I don't like that because of code readability.

I like his development apps methodlogy: he starts with the view and the View Controller, then goes to building the model (CalculatorBrain), and finalized going back to the View Controller. It is clear that you have to have the entire vision of your app in your mind, what goes in the model, what goes in the view and view controller before typing any key.

Unfortunately the 1st video looses the sound at the end in the minute 1:01:18 but you can follow the code. That should be something to be fixed.

Thanks a lot Paul Hegarty and all the team who make this class public!

David Brunstein
Winnipeg, MB

Great tutorial for your iOS journey experience!

This whole series about iOS Programming is great. As mentioned before in a review about this, make sure to have your prerequisites before starting this series, as the instructor assumes some knowledge of C (to some extent). The topics looks like it covers pretty much what you need to get started in programming for your iOS devices. Thanks for this series of videos!

iOS 5 iPad and iPhone App Development (Fall 2011)
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